A new presentation about Met.3D has been given by Marc at the recent ECMWF workshop on observational campaigns for better weather forecasts.
Version 1.6/20.04 released
by Marc Rautenhaus (comments: 0)
We are happy to announce a new Met.3D version 1.6/20.04!
- While this version gets the next version number 1.6, we plan to change the version numbers in the future to a simple "YY.MM.number" format to better reflect the continuous work on Met.3D. We use both numbers for now.
- A simple batch mode (configurable in the frontend.cfg file) allows to automatically produce time animations.
- New utility scripts (see the new util/ directory) have been added that support download of forecast data from the DWD opendata sever.
- A "status light" has been added to indicate that the pipeline is processing.
- New derived variables have been added, e.g. PV for hybrid sigma pressure grids.
- Several bugs have been fixed, including erroneous coastlines and a bug in the raycaster that caused wrong illumination close to borders.
- A binary distribution is available for Linux, see the downloads page.
- Some bugfixes, see the issue tracker.
Download the sources from gitlab!
Our survey article on "Visualization in Meteorology" is featured in the December 2018 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, also discussing Met.3D and related 3D software.
A presentation about the use of Met.3D at ECMWF given by Tim Hewson is available online.
We will present our recent visualization research using Met.3D (3D frontal structures and interactive ensemble sensitivity) at IEEE VIS 2018 in Berlin. Meet us there!
A release candidate for a new version 1.4 is available, adding support for trajectory computation within Met.3D.